Guided tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

From US$ 24.40 per person

Expect to get shivers on a tour of the haunted sites of Edinburgh and visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard and Edinburgh Vaults. Learn about the dog that cocked his leg where rotting corpses lay and hear stories about notorious criminals.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the haunted streets of Edinburgh on a spooky walking tour
  • Learn the legend of Greyfriars Bobby at the Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Hear stories about notorious criminals, such as Burke and Hare
Full description

Spook yourself on a guided tour of the most haunted sites in Edinburgh and visit the graveyard of Greyfriars Kirkyard to learn the legend of Greyfriars Bobby. Look at the Gothic mausoleums and learn about notable burials as you explore the grim history of the cemetery. Continue with a visit to the nearby Edinburgh Vaults, located in the arches of South Bridge. Hear about regular paranormal occurrences and how some of the characters from history have never really left. Discover the former home of the destitute, witches and a hellfire club, and hear how the haunted vault is now possessed by something truly evil.

Includes
  • Visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Entry to the Edinburgh (South Bridge) Vaults
  • Guide
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your costumed guide at the Tourist Information and Edinburgh Dungeon Policebox (Hut), outside of the Bank of Scotland, opposite the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Entrance to the vaults is by a 2-foot step. It may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 789 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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We really enjoyed our tour and learnt a lot about the history of Edinburgh - I saw the city in a different light and made sure to look out for certain things on the next day of our trip! The vaults were also very creepy! Our tour guide, Fraser, was funny, professional and engaging.

January 19, 2022

Nora our guide was excellent and gave us a great tour around some of the darker parts of the city! It was just me and my partner on the tour, but Nora was funny and insightful throughout the walk. The vaults were creepy and I think the smaller group made it even spookier for us. Would highly recommend!

January 11, 2022

It was very good apart from the rain it was very wet which wasnt great but the weather had nothing to do with the tour. You wouldnt see the underground vaults if you didnt do the tour found them very interesting. Didnt believe some of the stories, toke them with a pinch of salt.

December 31, 2021

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